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#1 of 3 Old 09-04-2007, 03:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Tomorrow my son will be one year old. Lately, he's been nursing like a newborn. I think my supply has taken a nosedive and he's frantically trying to get it back up.

I've always believed in child-lead weaning, and I know he's not ready to wean. But, suddenly, I HATE BREASTFEEDING. And feeling so negative about it breaks my heart, because until now I've always loved it and cherished the special bond it brought to my relationship with my son.

I hate that I cringe when he wants to nurse. I hate that I cringe when he wakes up at night.

I tell myself that if we can just make it through the first trimester, it will get better and easier and I'll feel good about it again.

Sigh.

I just needed to unload that on someone other than my husband, who tries to be supportive but says weaning isn't the end of the world. :

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Hugs, lobster. You'll get through this! FWIW, I agree with your husband: weaning isn't the end of the world. If nursing through your pregnancy makes you miserable, weaning may be better for both (all) of you. Just take it day by day, and you'll figure out what the best thing is for you.
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I made myself miserable for so many months and built a huge wall of resentment between my ds and I because of nursing through the pg. I finally gave in an weaned him at 5 months (into the pg... he was aobut 17 months). Dh said the same thing but I fought through it.
You gotta listen to what your body is saying (and if that is to continue with nursing then by all means continue). I shocked my adrenals and was glued to the couch for months. When I say exhaustion, I mean I could barely raise my eyelids to keep an eye on my toddler while baby einstein played in repeat mode all day.
I wish I hadn't been so hard on myself. I never really recovered from the exhaustion (didn't even realize my adrenals were so stressed) until ds2 was about 9 months old.
That said, if you feel you need it, there is always a ton of nursing through pg support on the bfing forums here. .
s and good luck.
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